Thursday, August 14, 2014

Man charged with buying sexual services after complaining to police about price of prostitutes

A 55-year-old man in western Sweden illegally purchased sex from two women and then called police to complain about their "outrageous" prices. "I believe I've been cheated," the man said when interrogated by Gothenburg police.

"They took way too much money from me." At first the man just told police he had been robbed. But when police arrived at the scene, it was clear what he had been up to.

The man had met two prositutes in Rosenlund, the red-light district of Gothenburg, and paid 3,000 kronor (£260, $436) to each of them for an hour of services. Buying sex is illegal in Sweden, and the man immediately confessed to his crime.

When police asked why he had done it, his response was simple. "That's just how it is. A man has his needs." The man has now been charged for buying sexual services, and faces a fine of 24,500 kronor (£2,510, $3,500).


Insolitus said...

Did he get an hour of service from both of them? He's an idiot if he did and still called the police. Well, he's an idiot in any case.

I'm just wondering what happens to the 6000 kronor the man paid. Surely the prostitutes can't keep it, since it was a crime for the man to give them the money in the first place. On the other hand, the prostitutes didn't do anything illegal, so why should they lose their pay?

Insolitus said...

On short term, pretending to be a prostitute and then threatening with police and blackmailing those who would pay for my services, would be more lucrative than actually being a prostitute. I have to keep that in mind if I'm ever in a dire need of money. Sweden is only a short trip away from where I live, after all. Of course, I'm not a pretty young woman, so that might be a small hindrance to my scheme...

arbroath said...

I don't know the intricacies of the law in Sweden and the status of the money that changed hands.

Maybe it isn't illegal to sell sex, but is to buy it. I know there are similar incongruities in British law.

And yes, there's a definite flaw in your potential money-making scheme. :)